South Africa is considered one of the most favorable regions for making wine. The mild climate and local soil give grapes a unique taste, for which South African wines are appreciated. All the vineyards in South Africa are located in the coastal zone. Therefore, while in Cape Town, should allot at least one day to visit the vineyards and taste the local wines.
Paarl, which means pearl, is one of the earliest wine regions of South Africa. It is home to such grape varieties as Pinotage, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.
Stellenbosch – in addition to being a region that is famous for producing elite wines, it is also a cozy town with Cape-Dutch architecture.
Franschhoek is another elite wine-producing region. It is also famous for its landscapes. Here the grape plantations are surrounded by mountains.
Visiting wineries in South Africa is not only an occasion to taste the finest wines and cheeses. It is an opportunity to feel like an aristocrat, strolling through wine farms on foot or horseback, visiting wine cellars, and leisurely savoring African wine with a view of the world’s best vineyards.